Congratulations to Minxing Zhang and Professor Li Xiong
news Published Date: 2022-11-17
On October 21, 2022, Computer Science and Applied Mathematics and Statistics double major, Minxing Zhang, was initiated into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Founded in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest and most distinguished honor society in America. Many members regard election as one of their lifetime achievements. Being in the top 10% of students academically, Minxing Zhang was selected by the committee of Gamma of Georgia to join Phi Beta Kappa. Each student elected was asked to name a faculty member "who has encouraged and helped students to excel, and who exemplifies intellectual rigor and enthusiasm for scholarly pursuits." Zhang named computer science professor, Li Xiong. Zhang and Xiong are seen here at the PBK Initiation Ceremony.
Honors student wins Best Paper Award at KDD Health Day 2022
news Published Date: 2022-08-29
Olivia Song ('22) was honored with a Best Paper Award at the Health Day track of this year's prestigious KDD conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining in Washington, DC in August 2022. Her work, joint with Emory Profs. Carl Yang and Ymir Vigfusson, and two other collaborators, investigates how graph neural networks can be useful to discover the onset of novel epidemics, like an influenza outbreak, by analyzing population-level anomalies in anonymous cell phone metadata. Olivia led the research as an honors student in the Computer Science department at Emory. Click HERE for the full paper!

A huge congrats to Olivia from all at CS!
Ymir Vigfusson recognized for innovative invention
news Published Date: 2022-04-27
Associate Professor Ymir Vigfusson was recognized with the "Innovation of the Year" award from Emory Office of Technology Transfer, for his novel invention that prevents cyberattacks even when components of an enterprise's IT framework are compromised. A full story is at

Congratulations Ymir!
Congratulations to Jing Zhang and Professor Joyce Ho
news Published Date: 2022-04-18
PhD student Jing Zhang, worked with Drs. Joyce Ho, Shivani Patel, and Jithin Varghese, won the COVID Innovation for Teaching and Research Award. The Laney COVID Innovation for Teaching & Research Award acknowledges doctoral students who went to great lengths to ensure a high-quality, personalized, and innovative academic experience within their program. Jing is seen here with DGS Dorian Arnold and Dean Kim Arriola.
Emory CS Team Wins Silver Medal at ICPC Division 1 Programming Contest
news Published Date: 2022-04-04
We are excited to announce that the Emory CS team "M||E" (pronounced "M or E") won the Silver Medal at the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) Southeast USA Regional Programming Contest for Division 1. ICPC is the largest programming contest and this is the third consecutive year that Emory teams have won a medal in Division 1, the most competitive division.

Congratulations to the team members: Alexandru Rudi (Junior), Samir Chowdhury (Junior), Carol Tang (Senior), and to the coach Professor Jinho Choi.

Try the problems out for yourself Here!

Emora chatbot featured in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
news Published Date: 2021-09-20
The Emora project, a chatbot designed to be a caring companion, is featured in the AJC, Atlanta's major newspaper. Click HERE for the full article!

Congrats to Jinho Choi and the entire Emora team!
Emory students advance artificial intelligence with a bot that aims to serve humanity
news Published Date: 2021-08-24
A team of six Emory computer science students have developed a chatbot capable of making logical inferences that aims to hold deeper, more nuanced conversations with humans than have previously been possible. Christened "Emora," the chatbot has been designed to help first-year college students navigate a new way of life. Click HERE for the full article!
Deja Vu: Emory team finalists again in Amazon Alexa Prize competition
news Published Date: 2021-07-21
A team of six Emory CS students has reached the final round for Amazon's Alexa Prize Socialbot Grand Challenge, a global competition among universities to create a chatbot that advances the field of artificial intelligence. The winner of the 2021 challenge will be announced in mid-August. The Emory University team won first prize in 2020.

The Emory team is headed by graduate students Sarah Finch and James Finch, along with faculty advisor Jinho Choi, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Sciences. This year's team is a diverse group of graduate and undergraduate students who are interested in dialogue systems and natural language processing. They are excited to bring the next iteration of Emora to life, putting in place new ideas and strategies that build on top of their efforts that led them to win last year’s Alexa Prize.

Let's wish them luck as they compete in the final round! The entire article can be found here
Emory CS Faculty are Chairs of CIKM 2022
news Published Date: 2021-04-02
Li Xiong has been appointed General Chair and Professor Eugene Agichtein Program Committee Chair of the 2022 ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM) to be held in Atlanta, GA, in October 2022. One of the most important "Data" conferences internationally, CIKM 2022 will feature the latest high-impact research in the field and is expected to host over 1000 attendees. We're honored that Emory Computer Science faculty have been selected as stewards of this important and prestigious event.

Congratulations Dr. Xiong and Dr. Agichtein!
Emory Team Wins Bronze Medal at the ICPC Programming Contest
news Published Date: 2021-03-26
We are thrilled to announce that the Emory CS team "M||E" (pronounced "M or E") won the Bronze Medal at the ICPC Southeast USA Regional Contest. ICPC is the largest programming contest and this is the second consecutive year that Emory teams have won the Bronze Medal in Division 1, the most comparative division. Congratulations to the team members, Alexandru Rudi (sophomore), Samir Chowdhury (sophomore), Katie Tyrone (junior), and to the coach Professor Jinho Choi.